Helpful tips and steps for every working woman towards being more organized.

1. Find the Right Job: You need to work. Find a job where you can use your talents, something you would like to do even if you have very young children. First, take a look at your options; a full-time or part-time job. Although with a part-time job, you will not make as much money as you would at a full-time job. The few years at home invested in your children will reap tremendous rewards, so consider something you can do from home such as book keeping, secretarial services, selling goods or services from your home. Beauty companies such as Mary Kay, beads and hat making, make-up and so on are all examples of home-based businesses that have made many women successful from the comfort of their homes. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, then start your own business. Women are earning money from selling their own crafts, fashion, performing desktop publishing or graphic design, telemarketing etc. You may also consider working at a school. Once children are in school, many women become teachers or aides. They are home in the afternoons and on school breaks with their children. If you need to work and your children are in school, think about jobs that allow you to be home in the afternoon and during school breaks.

2. Keep a Right Attitude: Be excited with the journey of life. It is easy to start thinking that everything is too hard and there’s just too much to do. This is a mistake I make too often. If you feel life is too hard, ask yourself – ‘What is missing? What is wrong?’ Ask God to help you refocus on the life he has given you and to find the joy. When you are at home, don’t feel bad about not being at work. Leave office problems at the office, so you will be 100 percent available to your family when you are home. Keep your life balanced as you possibly can.

3. Be Realistic with Your Goals: Remember you cannot do it all. Break the pattern of doing too much. Recognize your limitations and try to delegate more. Asking for help is not weakness, it is sensible management. Think of yourself as the organizer of your day. Plan when you can do certain tasks so you won’t be overwhelmed when it’s time to go home. Balance your tasks between priorities and demands. I define priorities as those things that are important to you which you want to do while demands as those things that are important to someone else which you feel you should do. However, doing only what you want (priorities) is selfish while doing only what others want (demands) is unendurable.

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